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    Archers?

    Ive been up working on mine. Just wondered if anyone else on here is into bows and arrows? I have a couple of bows, Hoyt compounds. I'm bit of a fan boy. Im into 3D, Field and outdoor target.
    What do you do? what do you shoot?

    #2
    I've gotta work on my form if I'm to shoot well as I'm only a beginner archer.

    My gear consists of 2 custom long bows, built by Bama Bows. 1 Bamboo "Hunter" model with a 40lb pull @ 29inches & 1 Zebra wood "Elite" model with a 55lb pull @ 29inches.
    I chose the traditional style bows because I can build strings myself & string the bow without any special tools. Also, at my age, I didn't think the training wheels were necessary. (poke) Hehe

    Damn I need to skin my wrist up!
    https://www.angelfire.com/cantina/fo...s/profiles.htm


    https://blog.nutri-tech.com.au/

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      #3
      Originally posted by MJPassion View Post
      I've gotta work on my form if I'm to shoot well as I'm only a beginner archer.

      My gear consists of 2 custom long bows, built by Bama Bows. 1 Bamboo "Hunter" model with a 40lb pull @ 29inches & 1 Zebra wood "Elite" model with a 55lb pull @ 29inches.
      I chose the traditional style bows because I can build strings myself & string the bow without any special tools. Also, at my age, I didn't think the training wheels were necessary. (poke) Hehe

      Damn I need to skin my wrist up!
      Im not the only one then I get all of your reasons for shooting trad bows - Ive been eyeing Mongolian, Siberian and Persian horse bows for some time.
      Im not about to saddle up but I do want to learn the techniques for fast repeat shooting at moving targets. The compounds are amazingly accurate at long ranges but no fun under 50 yards for me.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Spaventa View Post
        The compounds are amazingly accurate at long ranges but no fun under 50 yards for me.
        Try taking the sight off and fit a 12" stabiliser

        This ain't no ordinary herb I'm smoking - Fantan Mojah


        Supermoto for that eXtra buzz

        A friend in need is a friend in debt

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          #5
          My accuracy is ok...
          I wouldn't use my skills for hunting as they're not well developed yet. Hehe

          Shooting at a box is kinda boring but a must do. Every once in a while I'll go chase chipmunks through the woods. (Aim small, shoot small) It's more of an exercize, for me, in getting used to carrying this 66inch long beast through the woods.

          Oh yeah... I forgot to mention that the 55lber is also a two piece bow. Man is she a beauty!
          https://www.angelfire.com/cantina/fo...s/profiles.htm


          https://blog.nutri-tech.com.au/

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            #6
            Bush Dr - bare bow compound might indeed be fun. i run a 27" stab on my carbon as it goes. not sure if stabs are allowed on bare bow.

            Anyway guys, I had a great result today. I managed to buy what i thin is the last Timberline No-peep.




            Its the 3rd gen one brand new from a shop in MO, U.S.A. Lovely lady that end shipped it to me for pocket money too. Its lie an "Anchor sight" by Archery Innovations but rather than a nasty red crosshair on white background, it has a black dot on green, lie the Retina loc on IQ sights. I wanted it because I had an IQ and got really used to the retina loc. Now i have an Axcel carbon pro and this Timberline is ideal to use with it. I rejected the whole concept of string mounted peep sights as soon as it was explained and shown to me. A RIDICULOUS brain fart that somehow caught on imo.

            Olympic recurve archers prove quite conclusively, with no peep, its the indian, not the bow.

            Oh anf i thin the saying is "Aim small, miss small"

            Edit - I did used to thin about bowhunting and got all set to go on a trip to Northern Spain to arrow a Ibex. I built hunting arrows, bought heads and a target for them and got pretty good with fixed blades at 40 yards. Then I joined Archerytal and it put me off the whole deal. Deer don't die easy. They can tae an arrow in the heart and run till you can't find them. You can double lung them with a two inch head that passes through and they still put a mile between you and them before they drop. Also, deer are smart. You only have a chance if you hide in a tree all day and night and don't move, or fart or nothing. You may still see no deer. From everything I heard, Its 49 percent waiting for it, 2 percent shooting it and 49 percent looking for it.
            Its considered unethical to headshot them but if I was going to shoot a deer, that the way i would go. I have more confidence to hit it in the brain at close range than finding it after it runs with arrow in its engine room. I now some guys say all their lunged deer drop within sight but I thin thats bullshit frankly, its lic when it happens because you hit a big artery. These days I could hit a golf ball consistently at 30 yards so that would be my max distance but I have no immediate pans to do it.

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              #7
              I didn't mean bare bow but bowhunter, look it up on the NFAA website, 12" stabiliser, fixed anchor point, finger release

              Well done not going bow hunting if you didn't feel confident or comfortable with it, I used to hunt deer around Lassen, donate the meat to local Hunt for The Hungry group

              If you can't hit a golf ball at 30 yds every time, don't think about it

              This ain't no ordinary herb I'm smoking - Fantan Mojah


              Supermoto for that eXtra buzz

              A friend in need is a friend in debt

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                #8
                Maxed my limbolts last night. went to check the weight with my scale and i couldn't draw the bastard lol

                Surprising how a few months of not shooting and you lose it. Had shoulder op last year and been shooting the bow backed off. Needs to stay based off for a bit

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                  #9
                  Why I got both 40 & 55 lb bows. Hehe

                  Good luck w that shoulder.
                  https://www.angelfire.com/cantina/fo...s/profiles.htm


                  https://blog.nutri-tech.com.au/

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                    #10
                    I got an armex 175lb draw crossbow

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                      #11
                      Heck yeah, I am an archer. I've hit a few 3d shoots but am a hunter.
                      Currently running a pse decree hd.
                      If I'm not in my garden I'm screwing around with my archery tackle

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by MJPassion View Post
                        Why I got both 40 & 55 lb bows. Hehe

                        Good luck w that shoulder.
                        Thanks, Im having another surgery on it at some point next year so thats when Ill need all the luck I can get - Im having it because the last surgery failed. Apparently reattaching torn deltoids isn't easy.
                        My backup bow will be my trainer bow for a year or two yet.

                        Originally posted by bigganjabud View Post
                        I got an armex 175lb draw crossbow
                        Nice, my friend has a crossbow. Ive seen the high end crossbows on youtube and they are VERY impressive. The accuracy at 200 yards with these things is surgical. It probably what Id prefer go hunting with to be honest.


                        Originally posted by Earlmarne View Post
                        Heck yeah, I am an archer. I've hit a few 3d shoots but am a hunter.
                        Currently running a pse decree hd.
                        If I'm not in my garden I'm screwing around with my archery tackle
                        Me too Im always finding something to do. Ive got Hoyts but I seriously thought about PSE bows in the past, several of them.
                        Ive got a 70# Carbon Defiant Turbo and a 60# Turbohawk , both are 30" DL. The Turbohawk was my first compound.

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                          #13
                          I've run hoyt, bear, strother, and pse thus far.
                          Looking hard at the bowtech mag.
                          I'm a 30" draw also with bad shoulders. Swapped to lh last year to follow eye dominance n dropped to 60 lbs. Best move ever, don't see myself ever shooting 70 again.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Earlmarne View Post
                            I've run hoyt, bear, strother, and pse thus far.
                            Looking hard at the bowtech mag.
                            I'm a 30" draw also with bad shoulders. Swapped to lh last year to follow eye dominance n dropped to 60 lbs. Best move ever, don't see myself ever shooting 70 again.
                            If your left eye dominant, theres a good chance your not cross dominant, but naturally left-handed. Some people had it worked out of them by parents, education and living in a world made for right handed.

                            Ive always been fully left-handed and left eye dominant. Means gear is harder to find, logos are upside down etc but if you look at how overrepresented lefties are in the highest level of sports, you know theres more advantage than disadvantage

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                              #15
                              I was raised by a marine. I learned to shoot a rifle with both eyes open n such.
                              Played hell as a child with sports figuring out what handed I was.
                              Shot my first 3 years rh with archery gear. Got pretty dang good but couldn't keep up with the pros around here. Freakin expensive move. Archery talk had some bug a year or so back n lost my user info. So now I just buy new, only good thing for us lefties is equipment cheap to buy used. Screwed on resale though. Got to wait 3 months for a new bow too.
                              Only thing I've found in my life that I could equate to a spiritual connection is when I'm out here chasing elk or in my garden

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